Nelson Mandela Former President of South Africa 10 May 1994 - June 1999 “ Father of the Nation”
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in a village in the Transkei on the 18 July 1918.
Nelson in Tribal Dress the 1930’s 1939 Nelson 1961 Age 42. When he was young he was a good heavy weight boxer.
The African National Congress was formed with only 60 members in the 1940’s. Nelson was influenced by Mahatma Gandhi.
The Apartheid State in South Africa. Mistreatment of workers Pass laws (ID cards at all times) Segregation of universities, schools, living and entertainment areas.
Official ANC Policy
ANC decided to fight Apartheid by using peaceful means .
Strikes, demonstrations and non-co-operation.
This was the accepted official ANC policy.
The convicted were taken to Robben Island Prison - June 16th 1964
Robben Island is not far from Cape Town Robben Island was a prison for political prisoners
In 1988 a stamp was made in Russia in honour of Nelson Mandela has received more than 50 International honorary degrees from Universities. Nelson Mandela Statue in London Parliament Square He has been awarded with honorary citizenship to many cities in the world. Even streets and parks have been named after him worldwide.
FW De Klerk ( the last white President of South Africa) started talks with Mandela and the ANC, leading to the release of Nelson in 1990 after 27 years in prison.
Nelson and his wife Winnie leaving the prison. This is known as the “Walk to Freedom”
On his release on Sunday the 11 th February 1990, Mandela and the ANC agreed to stop the armed struggle.
Nelson Mandela and FW De Klerk receive the Nobel Peace prize in 1992
Nelson Mandela casting his vote in South Africa's first democratic election in 1994.
Quotes by Nelson
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.